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2024 Spring Registration is Open!

Welcome to the 2024 Spring Season for Downers Grove Youth Baseball (DGYB). 

Click here or on the baseball to the right to register!

DGYB offers Baseball Leagues for children ages 6 through 16. The Leagues are divided among age groups specified below. More information about the Leagues can be found at the Leagues webpages at these links: 

Developmental (Ages 6-8)

Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12)

Babe Ruth League (Ages 13-16)  


For Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2024.  DGYB Babe Ruth Prep 13 includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2024. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2024.

We expect registration for ages 6-8 to be full by February 28, 2024. After that date there may be a wait list. School-based team rosters for ages 6-8 will be filled based in registration date order. 

Don't delay registering. Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.

Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) teams will be drafted in early April. There may be a wait list for players who register after March 31.

Downers Grove Youth Baseball
Spring 2024 Registration
From To League Baseball Age In-District Fee
9/1/2017 8/31/2018 Instructional 6 $150
9/1/2016 8/31/2017 Instructional 7 $150
9/1/2015 8/31/2016 Rookie 8 $185
9/1/2014 8/31/2015 Youth 9 $210
9/1/2013 8/31/2014 Youth 10 $210
9/1/2012 8/31/2013 Youth 11 $210
9/1/2011 8/31/2012 Youth 12 $210
5/1/2010 8/31/2011 Babe Ruth 13 $285
5/1/2009 4/30/2010 Babe Ruth 14 $285
5/1/2008 4/30/2009 Babe Ruth 15 $285
5/1/2007 4/30/2008 Babe Ruth 16 $285

Out-of District Fee is extra

Players who reside outside HS District 99 boundaries are charged an additional $50 Park District Fee.



Teams are selected in early March for ages 6-8, late March for ages 9-12, and early April for ages 13-16. Players/Parents will be notified on what team they are placed via email from the team manager.


  • Registration for Spring 2024 is to be completed on-line at
  • Please complete each section of the form.
  • To support our mission, each player and parent/guardian must review and agree to the established Code of Conduct and Waiver provided in this registration form.
  • In order to receive updates from your coach, league and event information, please check 'yes' in the box in the parent/guardian profile section. DGYB is respectful of your privacy and will not use your contact information to solicit information.
  • The following online payments are accepted:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or online electronic transfers from your checking account.
  • Don't delay registering. Players ages 6-8 who register after February 28 may be placed on a wait list.
  • Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.
  • For ages 13-16 the teams will selected in early April and registration will be open at least through March 31st.

Play Ball,

DGYB Board 0f Directors

Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2022.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

Prep13 Fall Ball will follow CSYBA rules for more information see

If you have questions email


Age Group Rules
Ages 6-7 Please see note above
Ages 8-9 AA
Ages 10-11 AAA
Ages 12-13 Prep 13

2023 Fall Ball Ages and Fees

From To DGYB Age In District Out of District
September 1, 2016 August 31, 2017 6 $90 $130
September 1, 2015 August 31, 2016 7 $90 $130
September 1, 2014 August 31, 2015 8 $100 $140
September 1, 2013 August 31, 2014 9 $100 $140
September 1, 2012 August 31, 2013 10 $100 $140
September 1, 2011 August 31, 2012 11 $100 $140
September 1, 2010 August 31, 2011 12 $120 $160
September 1, 2009 August 31, 2010 13 $120 $160

DGYB Board of Directors General Membership Meeting Report

The DGYB Board of Directors held the 2023 General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers Thursday April 27th at The Perfect Swing 8251 S Lemont Rd in Darien. Two identical meetings were held back to back starting at 6:30PM and 7:30PM. Each session included; Prepared remarks from outgoing Chairman Jim Tremmel, financial recap from Treasurer Jim Sharwarko, questions from the audience, election of officers ( supervised by Director Rob Rooney) each to a 24 month term. Chairman & Secretary. Then prepared remarks from the incoming Chairman.  36 members attended and cast ballots. Justin Miller for Chairman of the Board of Directors and Bob Riegler for Secretary.  Both candidates received 36 yes votes and will serve 24 month terms as members of the Executive Committee.  This election was the first for Miller and 12th for Riegler. Many Thanks to all of the members that attended this annual event.

DGYB Board of Directors

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Many Thanks to our 2023 community partners and team sponsors.

We must cut off 2024 season sponsor shirt printing effective 3/25. If you sign up for a sponsorship after that date, we will be sure to add you to our website and social media list and efforts to promote your organization or business.

Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2024 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.

Thank You- the DGYB Board of Directors

DGYB Board of Directors fills vacant Vice-Chairman position.

The September regular meeting of the DGYB Board of Directors included a motion to fill a vacant position on the Executive Committee. Justin Miller has served as the Developmental League president for several years. Prior to Sunday's meeting Justin resigned his league position clearing the way for his move into the long vacant role of Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee.  The board welcomes Justin  into his new role helping to guide the 70 year old youth sports organization in these challenging times.  Justin and the board will finalize a search effort to fill the leadership role for the Developmental league.

DGYB Board of Directors General Membership Meeting and Election

The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting with election of officers on Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st. 7PM at the Perfect Swing 8251 Lemont Rd. Darien.  Nearly forty active members were on hand over the two evenings to vote for officers. Treasurer and Vice-Chairman were scheduled for election.  Director and Nominating Committee member Jay Mears officiated the election. With no candidate for Vice-Chairman approved candidate and returning Treasurer Jim Sharwarko was unanimously approved for another 24 month term on the Executive Committee.  Chairman Jim Tremmell delivered state of the program remarks while Director Sharwarko delivered a financial report that shows the organization is financially sound. A few questions from those in attendance were addressed by the Chairman and various directors. Many Thanks to those that attended this successful event.

Players who reside outside DG Park District boundaries are charged an additional $40 Park District Fee

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